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Cloud Computing - Seven Key Concerns Highlighted

Storm Cloud Computing is a growing trend in the industry and this article from Computerworld provides a good overview of concerns.  This computing approach uses hosted applications from a provider over the Internet as the networking backbone.  While the article touches on security issues, any cloud computing solution must consider security as a prominent issue as well. 

Lightning Stormy weather: 7 gotchas in cloud computing
http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=327832

QUOTE: Here are seven turbulent areas where current and potential users of cloud computing need to be particularly wary:

1. Costs, Part I: Cloud Infrastructure Providers
2. Costs, Part II: Cloud Storage Providers
3. Sudden Code Changes 
4. Service Disruptions
5. Vendor Expertise
6. Global Concerns
7. Non-native Applications

Cloud Computing - Additional Information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_Computing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_as_a_service
http://www.johnmwillis.com/cloud-computing/cloud-cafe-podcast-8/